TITLE

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: JUNE 1969

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Ecologist;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on what happened at the Cuyahoga River in Ohio on June 22, 1969. A spark from a passing train turned the Cuyahoga River in Ohio into a raging inferno, with flames reaching up to five stories high. Because of the accident, the U.S. Clean Water Act of 1972 was created. It is aimed to make all U.S. water bodies safe for fishing and swimming by 1983. Whilst the Clean Water Act made huge strides, 30 percent of U.S. rivers are still unsafe to swim in. Since the coming to power of U.S. President George W. Bush, the mining, sewerage treatment and power industries have been proposing a string of reforms that threaten to undermine the act. As for the Cuyahoga, it is still far from recovery.
ACCESSION #
22762241

 

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